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Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
, indicating traders are either just not that into the market or don't see any major sell-offs in the near future. federal officials are checking smoke that was coming from a boeing 787 jet on the ground in boston. and the mighty mississippippi is flowing again with barges. larry levin of trading advantage is among the many traders awaiting earnings coming from alcoa after the close. good morning to you, and what is your expectation? > > i definitely think that we are going to see the market at least move higher on the earnings that we get out as we go into later today. i think traders really- i don't want to say have got inside information, but have got a pretty good idea. yesterday we kind of saw a little bit of a sell-off in the morning and then really kind of recovered. so i think traders really kind of got in front of that feeling that the earnings season is going to get off to a good start. > i have been really surprised about how dry the options paper has been on alcoa going into the earnings tonight. that has been a big surprise. let's move on to the debt threat. a lot of lawmaker
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am PST
the right thing. don't forget, they too have to report earnings this quarter. you know, last quarter was not a good one for them. facebook has been going through a rough time. and i think facebook has got a lot of proving to do. there is a little bit more optimism now building. we are going to see if they can execute on their mobile platform and see how their advertising revenue is doing. i think right now if you bought facebook at $20, you would probably be looking to sell it at $30. if you bought it at $35, you know, i think you can hold on a little bit longer. i do believe there is some upside. but please, be careful, and realize, this is going to be a volatile stock, and they still are a big the evolving story that does not have a lot of definitive answers at this moment. > jared, always good to have you on the show. thank you. > > thanks angie. in our cover story, the boeing 787 dreamliner is causing some lost sleep. three separate malfunctions in three days has some investors concerned that the continuing pattern of glitches may lead federal aviation officials to take action. t
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
the holiday season. people usually tighten their belts and don't make any major investments. but, in december, especially my company, we did phenomenal. > is it true that january is the new spring, and now is the time sellers should put their homes on the market? > > i think it is. i think that the uncertainty of what was going to go on with the presidency, the fiscal cliff, the dust has all settled, so now people are kind of taking out their wallets and really purchasing homes. and mainly it's because there is certainty in the economy now, so the banks really have extended all the courtesy to kind of educate the consumer, unlike before. > what about banks? are banks still tight with lending? > > it is a little difficult to get a home loan. but, the good news is that the rules and regulations are very clear. so it's either you qualify, or you don't qualify. so, you're not kind of disenchanted with the process, where you get started and then midway or toward the tail-end you don't get approved. it is kind of like an instant no or an instant yes. so really, whereas before a typical home buyer w
Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. the unemployment rate ticked down 8/10 of 1% in 2011, and 7/10 of 1% in 2012. i don't see any reason right now that that is going to expand dramatically or change dramatically in 2013. > interesting how it is up to the politicians again. we at a fellow in from surepayroll last week talking about small business owners are very uncertain, they are not going to be hiring because of the concern about the debt ceiling, sequestration, and some of these other things. > > absolutely. and small business owners are the ones taking the tax hike, the tax increase. and they right now are probably the ones that have the most uncertainty with what happens with the new healthcare bill and what happens with taxation. i don't think that is going away, because right now i think the debt ceiling debate we are going to be having coming up in february is going to be even more rancorous than the one that we just that. republicans think they gave away taxation- > they are digging in their heels. > > and now they are going to get spending cuts, whereas the democrats are saying, "if you are going to get more spending c
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
to look at it in context. i think a lot of people don't understand the vix - probably like my friend alan here. the vix, remember, measures - it is a complex algorithm between the front month and second month calls and puts in the s&p 500. > > the question is what are you afraid of? are you afraid of inflation? are you afraid of a new election? are you afraid of fires? > > i am afraid of fiscal cliff 2. > > are you afraid of the debt ceiling? what are you afraid of now? the market continues to march on regardless, and i am old-school. i look at bonds as an indicator of fear in the marketplace, and bonds sold off four points yesterday, and yields continue to climb on a sign of stability. > > i think the bottom line is, too, if you want to find fear, you are going to find it in individual stocks - not necessarily in the whole market and the vix. look at the puts skews if you are a little bit more of a savvy trader- > > we need individuals like you. > > that's right. > sounds like this market is bulletproof. moving on to round 3) dot com king?: amazon made all-new highs this week. is this th
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